RaceMob

Lookin' for a Cure Palo Alto

Saturday July 13th, 2024

Palo Alto, CA

Official Website

Description

Description


Join Us in the Pursuit of a Cure at the Lookin' For A Cure Palo Alto 5K!



Every year, Lookin' For A Cure 5k events light up cities across the United States. These events are not just about running, they are about igniting awareness, and unity in the fight against Ocular Melanoma. By participating, you're not only support groundbreaking research but also bringing together individuals affected by Ocular Melanoma.We are Lookin' For a Cure" in Palo Alto. Join A Cure in Sight on Saturday July 13th, 7AM-11AM at: 2452 Watson Ct. Palo Alto, CA US 94020. Help raise awareness and support the fight against Ocular Melanoma, the most common eye cancer in adults in the United States.  


A Partnership for Progress



A Cure In Sight collaborates with leading research facilities and dedicated physicians that specialize in Ocular Melanoma treatment. Together, we channel the net proceeds from these events into ongoing research projects and patient support programs. Your involvement directly contributes to advancing the quest for a cure. Walk shoulder-to-shoulder with Ocular Melanoma survivors, their families, and the medical professionals who care for them at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University School of Medicine. 


All ages are welcome to attend. Come run, walk, or stay in one place and play games at the Third Annual Lookin' for a Cure 5K at Stanford, hosted by A Cure in Sight and the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford.  Set up your team, invite your friends and family, start your fundraiser and you are off to the finish line. Proceeds from this event will support the Stanford Ocular Oncology Program. Stanford is a national leader in providing state-of-the-art care for ocular melanoma patients of all ages and has pioneered groundbreaking research advances. Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS, professor of ophthalmology who anchors the ocular tumor service at Stanford is also working hard at Stanford to bring this event to fruition.


The race also aims to spread the word about the importance of early detection by getting regular dilated eye exams. Ocular melanoma makes up approximately 5 percent of melanomas in the United States. It is estimated that between 6-8 people per million will be diagnosed annually in the Western world. 


Read more about the work Stanford is doing around ocular melanoma here.


Event Details


Packet pick up will be held at Road Runner Sports San Carlos located at: 1125 Industrial Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070 on Friday, July 12th, 2024 from 4PM to 7PM. Come by and grab your race swag and pick up those last minute items that you need to be race ready. 


Race Swag



  • Guaranteed T-shirt, If Registered by June 28th.

  • Finisher Medal

  • Food & Drink

  • Course Aid Station

  • Commemorative Race Bib

  • Free Downloadable Photos

  • Official Finishers Time With Age Group Placements


Race day schedule



  • Registration 7 AM

  • Race start 8 AM

  • Announcements Awards 9:30 am


Free parking is available in the Byers Eye Institute parking lot on the corner of Embarcadero Rd. and Bayshore Rd.

Race Distances

Price Register
Lookin For A Cure Virtual 5K $35.00 until Register »
Lookin For A Cure 5K Run/Walk $45.00 until Register »
Virtual 5k Click to Find Out Register »
5K Run/Walk Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

Get Directions

Start Location

2452 Watson Ct., Palo Alto, CA

Add a Comment

Please login to see RaceMob members' comments! Login